Torrie Gass

Torrie’s deep belief is that every human on this planet is creative in their soul. We were made to design, create, paint, play, imagine and share our inner artist with the world. It’s just a matter of letting ourselves tap into that resource within us. There is an inner artist/crafter/plant arranger/advanced organizer just dying to be let out. It’s just a matter of taking the time to discover who that inner voice is, and what they’re trying to say.

Catalysts by Torrie Gass
Lesson 5 – Simple Shapes

Lesson 5 – Simple Shapes

Messy Marks > Lesson 5 Simple Shapes Often we see shapes as separate from the idea of mark making, but shapes are comprised of marks to create them. We use marks to build the shapes we want to see....

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Lesson 6 – Unconventional Marks + Tools

Lesson 6 – Unconventional Marks + Tools

Messy Marks > Lesson 6 Unconventional Marks + Tools Up until this point, we’ve talked about how to create different marks using conventional art tools like pens, paint, etc. However, mark making is...

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Lesson 7 – How to Layer Marks

Lesson 7 – How to Layer Marks

Messy Marks > Lesson 7How to Layer MarksNow that we’ve covered some different types of marks you can make, we can bring it all together in our art! In this lesson I’ll show you how to successfully...

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Bonus – Marks Imitate Art

Bonus – Marks Imitate Art

Messy Marks > BonusMarks Imitate ArtHi friends! It’s Torrie here of Fox + Hazel, and I’m excited to share this bonus lesson from Messy Marks. In my class I’m exploring and delving deeper into mark...

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Welcome to Messy Marks

Welcome to Messy Marks

Messy Marks > introduction Welcome to messy Marks What is mark making? Mark marking is a general term used to describe the different lines, dots, dashes, marks, patterns and textures created in an...

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Lesson 1 – Mark Making Warm Ups

Lesson 1 – Mark Making Warm Ups

Messy Marks > Lesson 1 Mark Making Warm Ups Warm Up Exercises In this lesson, I will walk you through 3 different warm up exercises designed to help you loosen up and also connect internally with...

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Lesson 2 – Scribbles

Lesson 2 – Scribbles

Messy Marks > Lesson 2Scribbles Ah, scribbles, the most instinctive of all the marks to make! I use scribbling heavily in my work because to me it’s an open ended expression and can easily be...

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Lesson 3 – Dots + Dashes

Lesson 3 – Dots + Dashes

Messy Marks > Lesson 3Dots + Dashes 3.1 CREATING ORGANIC PATTERNS WITH DOTS + DASHES The most common way people often use dots and dashes in art journaling is to cluster them together to create an...

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Lesson 4 – Lines, Lines, Lines

Lesson 4 – Lines, Lines, Lines

Messy Marks > Lesson 4 Lines, Lines, Lines Lines can be utilized in many different ways to create visual interest in your artwork. Lines can be used as a graphic element to create drama, help draw...

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Messy Marks

Messy Marks

Welcome to Messy MarksMark Making Warm UpsScribblesDots + DashesLines, Lines, LinesSimple ShapesUnconventional Marks + ToolsHow to Layer MarksMarks Imitate Art

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Art Journals from Found Materials

Art Journals from Found Materials

Dreams One of the best aspects of art journaling is that there are literally no rules. None at all. This applies even to your journals. Let me back up. I know most of us all...

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Ugly Pages

Ugly Pages

Lists Hi guys! Lauren popping in! I'm here to address a very debilitating and touchy issue: UGLY PAGES. As I run/monitor/participate in our social media channels here for Get...

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